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Jets vs. Avalanche - NHL Game Recap - October 19, 2022

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DENVER — — The Winnipeg Jets regrouped Wednesday night after taking a two-point lead in a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche as Neil Pionck scored the second 31 seconds into the game.

Pionk’s slapped shot from the right flank momentarily froze goalkeeper Alexander Georgiev and cut off the post to enter. It was Pionk’s first career extension goal.

“Shoot hard in case you hit the puck,” the defense cracked. “I was going far. I had a bit of luck, but it was a good shot.”

The winning goal was set when Mason Appleton kept Nathan McKinnon out of the pack along the boards. Appleton then sent the puck to Pionque.

“It doesn’t go unnoticed,” Pionque said of Appleton’s play. “He used his big body to make a nice play on me and put it in the net.”

Sam Gagner and Cole Parfetti also scored for the Jets. Conor Hellebuick makes 30 saves.

Leading 3-1 in the second period, Winnipeg leveled with Mikko Lantanen and Valeri Nichuskin scoring 2:01 apart. Rantanen led the comeback with his two goals and his second assist for Colorado.

“They’re the defending champions of the Stanley Cup, so you’re going to push them back, right?” “They scored some goals and we had a few breakdowns, but overall I thought we responded well the third time.

Nityushkin Scored in all 4 games This season. His two-goal night for Rantanen is his 168th career goal. He finished 10th on the franchise’s goal list.

Hellebuik kept the Jets late in the game by turning back a tricky snapshot of Alex Newhook and another of Arturi Raekkonen. The Jets were leading him 9-5 in the final period.

“They were skating faster,” Rantanen said. Just like the second and third time, I think I wasn’t able to move as I should. Our greatest strength is skating. We didn’t do it the first time. ”

This is because the Jets found a way to neutralize Colorado’s speed in the first period by controlling tempo. Gagner made a power play goal And Pyonk added another.

Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said, “You have to assert yourself. “It’s a hard working team, a deep team, especially a forward group. , was not enthusiastic enough to begin.”

The Jets are 2-4-4 in their last 10 games in Colorado.

Of the two-assist win of the night, Appleton said, “It’s amazing. We have a Stanley Cup winner right there.”

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Captain Gabriel Landescog will be out of action for about 12 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in Minnesota on Tuesday.

“When he started training and got back on the ice, it started bothering him,” explained Bednar.

Landescog underwent knee surgery and missed the final 23 games of last season. He returned in time for the playoffs, recording 11 goals and his 11 assists to help the Avalanche win his third Stanley Cup title for the franchise.

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Avalanche forward Martin Cout has been recalled by the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League. Ben Myers traded to the Eagles. …Jets defenseman Dylan DeMelo appears in his 400th game in the NHL. … Georgiev made 24 saves. … Rantanen is averaging 1.14 points per game in his October career, according to NHL Stats.


Jets: Complete the first of 12 consecutive sets this season in Vegas.

Avalanche: Host Seattle on Friday and play Vegas the next day.